Maydianne C.B. Andrade is a University Professor, the University of Toronto’s highest academic rank. At the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), her award-winning research examines links between ecology, behaviour, and plastic gene expression. Dr. Andrade’s leadership includes creating and implementing new inclusive recruitment practices as Vice Dean Faculty Affairs & Equity at UTSC. Dr. Andrade is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Council of Canadian Academies and is Chair of the National Killam Selection Committee. She is co-founder and inaugural President of the Canadian Black Scientists Network. Dr. Andrade is Co-chair of the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE), which she founded in 2016 as an interdisciplinary group of faculty who provide peer-to-peer education and advise academic leadership on increasing inclusion. She was awarded the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize for this work. Dr. Andrade co-created a podcast on equity and the pandemic (The New Normal) and is a sought-after speaker on bias, equity and inclusion in the workplace across sectors.